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The Caliphate's "Islamic Constitution"

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Submitted by Mike Ramirez, Mar 18, 2017 at 22:26

Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001 (9/11) a draft "Islamic Constitution" was posted on the Internet. The draft contained a preamble and 190 Articles. Years later, the emergence of ISIS declaring the Caliphate came as a surprise to the western world and was even mocked by many. However, this was the culmination of the ambitious goal to revive Caliphate rule, as pointed out in Dr. Pipes' article.

Following is a brief excerpt from the introduction to the "Islamic Constitution" and Article 1, which set the tone for the document:

"As for the Islamic constitution and canons, their source is the Qur'an and Sunnah only, and their origin is the ijtihad of the mujtahideen from which the Khaleefah adopts certain rules, executes them and obliges the people to act according to them. Sovereignty is for the Shari'ah and ijtihad is a right for all Muslims and a fard kifayah upon them to deduce Ahkam Shari'ah. Only the Khaleefah has the right to adopt the Ahkam Shari'ah."

Article 1

"The Islamic creed ('aqeedah) constitutes the foundation of the State. Nothing is permitted to exist in the government's structure, regime, accountability, or any other aspect connected with the government, that does not take the creed as its source. The creed is also the source for the State's constitution and canons. Nothing connected to the constitution or canons, is permitted to exist unless it emanates from the Islamic creed."

Whether ISIS remains in control of its claim to Caliphate rule, or whether a powerful Islamic nation rises to take the reigns and bring it to fruition, the goal has been and always will be for global domination by Islam. Meanwhile, political leaders, Muslim apologists and mainstream media continue to believe that Islam means "peace". (Hint: Islam means "Submission").


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